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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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help with my resume

I am trying to fit everything on 2 pages, but all the experiance that is relative to the position I'm applying for won't fit on 2 pages. What should I do??

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 09:27 AM
 
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In my profession we use a CV (curriculum vitae) that allows for all training, etc to be listed.

Not sure if this applies to your profession...
A Curriculum Vitae is a longer, more detailed synopsis. It includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.

A CV is used primarily when applying for international, academic, education, scientific or research positions or when applying for fellowships or grants.
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I don't think co-starring in a Tiujuana based donkey show is relevant to the position your applying for is it? Maybe leave that and the job as a "fluffer" off.

Actually I'm not sure without seeing it, but maybe try paraphrasing things better? I dunno. I think I have a resume building book or something if you want to use it.

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Attach a picture...you know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words...

Here's a descriptive one...
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Ya I wouldnt include your many hours of surfing CLSB either

Do what you gotta do to keep it under 2 pages, My dads been a recruiter for 30 years, I know that no one likes one longer than that.




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Attach a picture...you know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words...

Here's a descriptive one...
now THAT made my day




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oh also, using a graphic of the Shocker instead of periods in sentences always works




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e-mail it to me and I'll fix it for you.

I'm the resume queen. Used to be part of my job at the university, to help students with their resumes when career fair came around.
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Be honest and put down what you expect
ONE MILLLLIION DOLLARS!!!


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At my company, I'm the one who gets your resume and decides if it goes to the hiring manager, and I say, who cares if it's more than one page? That's just a buncha crap they tell you in High School. If a company is really interested in you, then they'll WANT to read more than just one page. We want info! Don't sell yourself short!

Oh, and another dumb thing they tell you in High School...They always say to put "open" in your salary requirement. My reply to that is "Oh, so you're willing to take minimum wage?" That's a great way to get yourself eliminated right away. Companies don't have time to call everyone and find out if you're in their bugeted salary range. Be honest and put down what you expect, or AT LEAST put down what you're currently making.
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I always follow the one-page-only rule. I work with the engineering career fair here at UofI, so I've talked w/ dozens and dozens of recruiters over the past few years...still haven't met one that likes getting a resume over a page. Just my 2 cents.
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Resume Maker may be of some use to you. Also, text size and font type (which you may have already tried) helps. You may want to tailor it to the skill sets listed by the employer minus the other stuff. If you need resume maker you can get it from any ptp site or I can set up an ftp server for you to download it.
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Sure! These mosquito bites on my ass aren't going to scratch themselves!
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I always follow the one-page-only rule. I work with the engineering career fair here at UofI, so I've talked w/ dozens and dozens of recruiters over the past few years...still haven't met one that likes getting a resume over a page. Just my 2 cents.
Is that for college student who have no experience yet?

I could see where a recruiter sees a college students resume and if it has more than one page is filling it with fluff and

Then again if it was a salesmen position.. You're Hired!

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